Training Package for Primary School Teachers in Crisis Contexts
This ½-day training (3.5 hours) is designed to build basic competencies around psychosocial support (PSS) and well-being for teachers working in crisis and conflict-affected contexts during the COVID-19 pandemic. Teachers play an essential role in supporting the cognitive, social, and emotional development of their learners; however, in order to do so, they must be well themselves. Moreover, teachers play an important role in enabling the well-being of their learners and their communities. Therefore, this ½-day training aims to provide basic knowledge and skills around PSS to support teachers in their efforts to maintain their own well-being as well as provide PSS to their learners. This training can be delivered alongside the complementary PSS SMS guide for teachers to reinforce key messages around teacher and learning well-being
Training Objectives: Overall, the training has four main objectives. By the end of the training, teachers will be able to:
- Explain key definitions and concepts of PSS and well-being in light of the COVID-19 pandemic.
- Recognize the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on their own well-being as well as that of the learners.
- Identify strategies to manage their stress and support their own well-being in light of the COVID-19 pandemic.
- Identify PSS strategies to support learners’ well-being and continued learning in light of the COVID-19 pandemic.